Ryanair B738 at Bremen on Aug 3rd 2015, go around on very short final due to Cessna taxiing onto runway

Last Update: December 4, 2015 / 16:00:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 3, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-3632

Destination
Bremen, Germany

Aircraft Registration
EI-DPG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-DPG performing flight FR-3632 from London Stansted,EN (UK) to Bremen (Germany) with 172 passengers and 6 crew, was on short final to Bremen's runway 09 descending through about 150 feet AGL when a Cessna 172 rolled onto the runway prompting the 737 crew to go around. The Boeing climbed to 3000 feet, positioned for another approach and landed safely on runway 09 about 10 minutes later.

On Dec 4th 2015 Germany's BFU reported in their August bulletin that the occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by the BFU. There was no damage and no injuries.

The BFU stated, that the Boeing received landing clearance when the aircraft was about 6nm before the runway threshold, the first officer was pilot flying, the captain pilot monitoring and operating the radio. While further on the approach the captain heard tower asking somebody whether they were ready for an immediate departure but did not hear the pilot's reply. Later, when the aircraft descended through about 600 feet the captain noticed a small aircraft entering the runway via taxiway C, the first officer confirmed the observation, at about 400 feet AGL the autopilot and autothrust was disconnected and at about 200 feet AGL the TOGA button was pushed. The minimum height was 178 feet AGL.

The BFU reported that the pilot of the Cessna 172 reported ready for departure and was queried by tower "... guten Morgen, ready for immediate departure?" which the pilot acknowledged with "... is cleared for immediate departure, runway 09 and via November.", tower confirmed "Ja copied, call you right back."

The BFU reported that the pilot of the Cessna 172, following that communication, thought he was cleared to enter the runway and acted accordingly. The tower controller however was busy with his flight planning system and radar to verify his plan of action and did not notice the Cessna 172 taxiing onto the runway.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 3, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-3632

Destination
Bremen, Germany

Aircraft Registration
EI-DPG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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